Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 11, 2017 17:28:20 GMT 12
NGAI TAHU VICTORY WILL RESTRICT LAND DISTURBANCE AT SIGNIFICANT MAORI SITES
Ngai Tahu has won a High Court victory which will give extra protection to sensitive Maori sites around Christchurch.
The iwi appealed a part of the Christchurch Replacement District Plan, which protects land with sacred, historical or cultural significance to Maori. This includes sites of historical pa, occupation or burial at Banks Peninsula, Te Waihora-Lake Ellesmere, Tuahiwi and Kaiapoi.
The court's decision overturned an exemption in the proposed plan that meant sensitive land less than 60 centimetres deep could be disturbed without consent.....